Though the hairstyles that emerge from Elle Studio’s doors are often described as cool, this salon’s interior emanates warmth. Here, guests can relax by a cozy fireplace or bask in the sheen of silver-framed mirrors and polished wooden floors. Talent also shines from stylists’ shears, which snip men’s, women’s, and children’s locks into custom ’dos. To turn brunettes into blonds and redheads into doves, the coiffing crew summons the transformative properties of Goldwell colors. Products by Kérastase, Kevin Murphy, and EVO fuel the hair-wrangling process, nourishing dry strands and catching flyaways. When they’re not painting lips and lashes for photo shoots, resident makeup artists lead lessons with their wands and brushes. The staff also specializes in NovaLash extensions, which make eyelashes as long and full as a dachshund after Thanksgiving dinner.
Upon arrival at Agapé, guests are warmly welcomed with coffee, tea, and juice before the staff ushers you to chic treatment rooms for personalized pampering. After you talk to your aesthetician about your skin's individual issues and preferences, the 60-minute Elemental Nature facial will address them by using select Aveda products. Pores will be purged, fine lines will be fought, and complexions will be cleared, leaving your face glowing like the surface of a lake in moonlight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds frolicking in it. Then, during the brow design, Agapé's wax wielders put brows in more graceful arches or manageable swoops. Finally, facial landscape artists choose hues from their technicolor dream palette to highlight and shade visages into being with Aveda's eco-friendly makeup.
The licensed aestheticians at FaceLuXe clear skin of blemishes and unwanted hair with a full spectrum of facials and waxing services. Consultations precede each treatment, during which skin specialists select products that match clients’ specific skin types. They then use these products in signature facials designed to address issues associated with aging, such as fine lines and blemishes from trying to blow out too many birthday candles at once. FaceLuXe offers relaxation packages such as the Revive treatment, which includes a massage, facial, and eye and lip treatments.
At each of Tricho Salon and Spa’s four locations, trained stylists stand ready to refresh outdated hairstyles with products by Schwarzkopf, Bumble and bumble, Keratin Complex, and Moroccanoil. Dr. Sonya Friedman, an accomplished author, CNN talk-show host, and radio psychologist, teams up with dermatologist Dr. Scott Friedman to helm the spa side of the business, where clients can find eight types of facials, nine styles of massage, noninvasive micro treatments, and advice for mending a hairdryer’s broken heart. Fingertips and toes in need of some TLC can also be pampered inside this full-service beauty haven, as nail techs doll-up digits with OPI and Essie polishes as well as Shellac, acrylic, and fiberglass tips.
Inside Apree' Salon, aesthetician Devon is busy turning back the clock on aging skin. Harnessing tiny electric currents during microcurrent facials, Devon reduces wrinkles and fine lines, restoring faces to their younger-looking incarnations, and giving clients the confidence to throw out their Young Nixon masks.